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Water Removal in Jacksonville after a Failed Water Heater

2/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal in Jacksonville after a Failed Water Heater Over time your hot water heater can corrode and eventually cause your home to flood leaving you in need of professional water removal services.

Rely on SERVPRO for Thorough Water Removal Services

The water heater in your Jacksonville home works very hard, holding and transferring water continually from installation to failure or replacement. Deposits accumulate over time on the bottom of the tank, which corrode the heater elements and tank liner. Water quality, especially water hardness, influences how much sediment is deposited. Wear and tear on the piping and tank is also caused by the moving water. The hotter it is, the higher the fatigue.

Your water heater works harder than any other appliance, and in most cases, they fail gradually. However, if the bottom of the tank corrodes out, you can wind up with a deluge of water and the need for water removal services in your Jacksonville home. If your water heater is on an upper level of your home, the damage is even worse. Either way, you need our staff at SERVPRO to help you clean up the mess and dry out your home.

Upon arriving at your home, we carefully pre-inspect every aspect of the damaged areas. Then our next step is to pump out any standing water. Walls and floors are inspected for any water as well.

SERVPRO staff uses moisture meters to find any hidden water in ceilings, walls, carpets, and flooring. Furniture is moved and set on blocks as necessary; then water is extracted from hard surface flooring and carpets. We usually need to detach carpeting and extract water from the pad and floor. The pad is removed from your structure, and in most cases, needs to be discarded.

We check for any mold growth, which we clean if found. The back of the carpet and floor are treated with an appropriate antimicrobial or deodorizer. Carpeting is laid back down, while we extract water again from the surface fibers. Then we apply an antimicrobial or deodorizer to the face fibers if needed.

Drying equipment is placed in your home next, including air movers and dehumidifiers which deliver dry, warm air to the area. These machines are monitored daily to ensure the fastest drying time.

SERVPRO of Arlington ensures we inspect and dry your home in Glynlea, Spring Glen, or Monument thoroughly after a water disaster. Just get a hold of us as soon as possible at (904) 721-2230, so we can help you dry your home back out.

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Professional Mold Damage Remediation Available To All Jacksonville Residents

2/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Professional Mold Damage Remediation Available To All Jacksonville Residents At SERVPRO of Arlington, we can remediate your mold infestation "Like it never even happened."

Let SERVPRO Help You Tackle Mold in Your Jacksonville Home

Jacksonville homeowners who experience a water intrusion of any kind can also experience mold infiltration in their home. Putting a hold on repairs or delaying the process for personal reasons can lead to unseen mold growth.

As many of you know, insurance companies have tightened their policies concerning mold damage in your Jacksonville area home caused by sudden leaks, fire control methods, storms, or even floods. They want you to have specific coverage, paying additional premiums, to get the help you need to combat mold.

It is imperative for homeowners to contact their insurance company to ensure they have the proper coverage for any events they feel might be a problem. You want to avoid paying out-of-pocket for these expenses, which is why it also helps to have a pre-existing relationship with a quality restoration company you can trust.

SERVPRO can perform a full inspection of your property, locate any existing problems, and help you prevent future incidents of mold growth. By installing additional ventilation, drainage, and moisture control methods throughout your home, we help you take control of your living environment.

SERVPRO also has access to the proper personnel, advanced cleaning and restoration equipment, as well as a vast network of local resources to handle any size job. We have humidifiers, hygrometers, infrared moisture detectors, foggers, air-movers, and professional IICRC-industry certified technicians who understand how important it is to perform quick, efficient services in your home.

SERVPRO technicians make every effort to contain and control mold found in your home. We use a variety of services to prevent the spread of spores to additional areas and prevent personal exposure throughout your remediation process. We utilize personal protective equipment and follow strict local, state, and federal guidelines concerning the transport and disposal of contaminated materials and maintain a clean, safe working environment.

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Contact SERVPRO of Arlington for access to professional mold remediation services you can trust, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, year round – including holidays. Our entire Green Fleet is standing ready to deploy to serve, you. (904) 721-2230

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Helping a Funeral Home Recover from Commercial Water Damage in Jacksonville

1/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Helping a Funeral Home Recover from Commercial Water Damage in Jacksonville Water damage can negatively affect the appearance of your funeral home, call on SERVPRO to restore your space "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Works Quickly to Help You Continue to Offer Your Services after Water Damage

Jacksonville offers many different activities to its residents and the tourists who visit. However, more somber activities also play a role in our society, some of which require the use of a funeral home. The time during which family and friends say their final good-byes forms additional lasting memories.

Jacksonville funeral directors know how badly commercial water damage can appear in photos taken during a showing. Our knowledgeable technicians hold certificates from the IICRC in Water Damage Restoration (WRT). This ensures they are skilled in the latest methods required to perform all of the work needed to restore your facility beautifully, “Like it never even happened.”

Water damage can affect a building in many different ways. Depending on the source of the intrusive water, damage can appear on walls, ceilings, furniture, floors – anywhere. Water damage is more than ugly stains that can permit microbial growth, as it can also become a safety issue. However, we must ensure that the source no longer permits water to enter your building before we can begin our work.

When floors become damaged by moisture and water, they slowly weaken. Over time, they steadily worsen until restoration takes place. Dry rotting of carpets can also develop an unpleasant smell. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) is ready to remedy any odor problems caused by water damage within carpets or other areas throughout your building.

Removing materials damaged by water and moisture help pave the way for the installation of new walls, ceilings, and other structures. We use moisture meters to check to ensure that moisture levels cannot ruin new materials. When humidity remains, we use heaters and air movers to accelerate the drying process greatly. At times, the use of thermal heat sensors detects additional areas.

Our employees are thorough, dedicated, and skilled in all aspects of restorative work, and want to help you continue providing your services to our local community. Whenever your establishment suffers from commercial water damage, call SERVPRO of Arlington at (904) 721-2230 to reach our 24-hour services, any day of the year.

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When Mold Damage Ruins Photos and Precious Items In Jacksonville homes

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation When Mold Damage Ruins Photos and Precious Items In Jacksonville homes Not only do we restore your home, but we also salvage your precious photos.

Mold Can Cause Damage to Your Personal Belongings in Your Jacksonville Home

Stagnant water in wrong areas can be a nightmare for Jacksonville homeowners. As well as taking safety precautions against storms and heavy rainfall, they also often have to keep an eye on their plumbing systems and house appliances such as dishwashers and laundry machines to avoid undesirable water leakages. However, every now and then, accidents happen that cause water to penetrate different surfaces and items within the house, with unsightly consequences.

Photos and other precious items are some of the most vulnerable items to water damage and mold damage in your Jacksonville home. SERVPRO can help with mold damage remediation by dispatching our highly trained, highly experienced restoration experts to your site. Our methods, tools, and techniques are up to scratch with IICRC guidelines so that you can be sure of a smooth restoration process.

Once mold damage begins, the task of salvaging your photos becomes very difficult for SERVPRO technicians, but not impossible. Of course, the first step involves removing all the items from the standing water (where necessary) before commencing the drying process.

Generally, saving photographs from mold damage is harder than salvaging books and other items. Photographs tend to stick together due to coatings and emulsions, in addition to other items with which they come into contact. It is important to avoid making direct contact with the actual image, or else you risk incurring additional damage.

There are certain chemicals that can kill mold spores, but using them on photographs is more damaging than helpful. As such, SERVPRO mold remediation experts use special solutions to clean the frames and surrounding areas that may have sustained mold damage. Inactive mold spores can easily spread to other items and repeat the infection under the right conditions.

Exposure to UV light, air drying, and freezing are some of the methods we use to inactivate mold. However, light can also lead to fading, so it is important to avoid too much exposure on the photographs– ideally, one hour at most. Once the mold is inactive, we complete the cleanup process by installing dehumidifiers and air movers in the room to curb future growth.

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Precious items such as photos are priceless, and you cannot afford to lose them to mold damage. If you suspect the presence of mold damage in your home, contact SERVPRO of Arlington immediately for mold remediation services. We are available 24/7, every day of the week at (904) 721-2230

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Jacksonville Businesses Need to Know They Can Rely on Professional Water Removal Services

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Jacksonville Businesses Need to Know They Can Rely on Professional Water Removal Services Fill out our Emergency Ready Plan App and feel at ease knowing your business will be handled the way you chose during a water damage emergency.

SERVPRO’s Emergency Read Plan Helps Puts You at Ease During a Disaster

Unless you are in the business of water removal yourself, it is likely that you and your staff will be blindsided if your Jacksonville commercial space fills up with water. Regardless of the source of the water -- plumbing leaks or overflows, sewage backups, flooding, appliance malfunction, or another crisis --, there is a good chance a day will come when you need our help.

Save yourself the potential anxiety and contact us now about how we manage water removal in Jacksonville. Discussing the causes and possible outcomes may make you reconsider some of your business practices. For example, if you store business documents on your company’s premises you should take care that they are in an area unlikely to be damaged by leaks or standing water. We offer a no-obligation assessment of your physical plant to help you plan for a water removal or other disaster.

Consider developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP). Our experienced project managers explain the steps a restoration company would take to remove water and dry out your premises, so you thoroughly understand our process. Typically we use submersible pumps for more than two inches of water, and also employ water extractors to manage more shallow floods and to follow up the pumping.

In addition to the assessment noted above, the ERP permits you to set priorities, designate agents among your employees to act on your behalf, and thoroughly review the issues your business may face if large quantities of water should intrude. During the ERP development process, you use a mobile app to answer questions that help SERVPRO respond most efficiently to your business’s needs while following the industry’s best practices. Our employees also take pictures of your commercial space, sketch out a blueprint of the layout, and identify crucial elements like water, gas, and other shut offs.

Once you and our manager complete the ERP questionnaires the water removal service you may need in the future will follow the plan created with input from you as the business owner and SERVPRO. Even if you are elsewhere when a water disaster strikes you can rely on us to honor the plan when we respond. Entering into the plan also makes it clear you have chosen our team to provide your water removal and other restoration services.

SERVPRO of Arlington has the trained technicians and advanced water removal equipment to manage a water loss in your business. Call (904) 721-2230 to schedule an evaluation of your current or potential situation.

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Combating Kitchen Mold In Your Jacksonville Home

12/29/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Combating Kitchen Mold In Your Jacksonville Home Several factors contribute to mold damage occurring in your Jacksonville’s home kitchen.

Mold In Your Kitchen

When people think about the possibility of mold in their Jacksonville homes, they usually think about dark and moist areas like the basement. Surprisingly, this is not the only area of your home that might have to contend with the production of mold. Kitchens are another breeding ground for this fungus, which could go unchecked in the hustle and bustle of your daily life.

Several factors contribute to mold damage occurring in your Jacksonville’s home kitchen. The first of these would be the presence of moisture on a regular basis. Water in the air is a significant catalyst for the seating of mold spores and allows them the proper conditions to grow and thrive. Once you stop and think about it, many circumstances generate a lasting moisture in the air when you cook, bake and clean your kitchen.

While our licensed SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians are well equipped to contend with existing colonies and to remove them, there are some steps you can take to prevent this occurrence potentially. The first is to have proper ventilation of the room. With an exhaust system or moving air regularly pulling moisture from the room, spores are not as likely to be able to bed down into colonies.

Reducing the moisture in the air is another method you can take to prevent our SERVPRO technicians from having to remediate the present mold in your kitchen. Moisture reduction happens by ensuring that the ventilation system that you have in place is running optimally when you are doing tasks in the kitchen that generate steam or high heats. That coupled with the already commonly humid Jacksonville weather conditions can create additional moisture in this area of the house.

There is also the understanding the existence of mold is not always readily remedied through conventional cleaning processes. Often, the fungus you can see with the naked eye is only a small part of the entire organism. This whole colony, or hyphae, plunges deep into the material it has formed on, which leaves full removal something that you are highly unlikely to do on your own.

Mold damage can result in health effects, which is another good reason that you should call our experienced team at SERVPRO of Arlington. We can be reached any time of the day at (904) 721-2230.

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Dryer Fire Damage Cleanup In Arlington

12/27/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Dryer Fire Damage Cleanup In Arlington With newer homes, dryer fires in Arlington can be more likely to happen.

Fire Damage Cleanup

With newer homes, dryer fires in Arlington can be more likely to happen. Clothes dryers were traditionally kept in basements, but with more recent construction, many have dryers placed away from outside walls in kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms. The new locations mean dryers are vented longer distances, and the vents are installed with sharp bends and turns over longer distances, resulting in more places for lint to gather, which is the leading cause for a dryer fire.

Lint accumulation reduces airflow, creating the perfect environment for a fire and fire damage in your Arlington home. The best solution is to have straight, short, dryer duct venting. However, when a fire still occurs, you can trust our staff at SERVPRO to come to your rescue after the fire. We can get your home back to its state before the fire in a thorough and fast manner.

Our goal during mitigation is to secure your home and stop further damage. It can include winterizing the plumbing to prevent pipes from freezing, boarding up openings to secure the structure, and establishing a temporary source of electricity. If your home is wet from firefighting efforts, emergency drying is needed to stop secondary water damage.

SERVPRO staff then cleans the structure, focusing on removing smoke residues from the fire and deodorizing odors given off by these residues. We consult with you on what components can be cleaned and which cannot be. Repair or replacement is needed for anything that won’t respond to cleaning.

We also do what we can to clean your possessions of smoke residues. Sometimes, the contents of your home can be cleaned on site. Other times, we need to pack them up and move them to a different location for cleaning and storage. When it comes to electronics, furniture refinishing, cleaning of expensive artwork, and dry cleaning of clothing, we often subcontract this kind of specialty cleaning.

Sometimes, structural components may be too damaged for us to restore them to preloss condition. Reconstructing and repairing these elements may require different skills than standard home remodeling, so we hire licensed general contractors to help with reconstruction services.

SERVPRO of Arlington is experienced in fire damage restoration specialists. We take care to restore your home in Glynlea, Spring Glen, or Fort Caroline back to normal when you call us at (904) 721-2230.

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Removing Commercial Water Damage in Jacksonville

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Removing Commercial Water Damage in Jacksonville SERVPRO of Arlington is available 24/7/365 to respond to any commercial water damage emergency!

Learn How SERVPRO Tackles Commercial Water Damage in Jacksonville

Jacksonville business owners have to deal with the same disasters as homeowners. The financial effects can be much higher and affect many more people.

There are a lot of small factory operations in Florida. When commercial water damage strikes a Jacksonville operation, SERVPRO technicians understand that every employee depends on us, just like the business owner. Every day the business is shut down means a loss of income for everybody. If the doors remain closed for too many days, people have to either find new work or risk losing their homes.

In any factory setting, the emphasis is going to be on clearing outstanding water and drying out the machinery and the facility. To get this done quickly, we use pumps and extraction wands to remove the water. SERVPRO restoration teams use dehumidifiers, air movers, and exhaust fans to dry out the building and equipment. In case the building electrical system was compromised, we also keep an inventory of portable generators to ensure continuous power support.

If standing water is deeper than a couple of inches, we start with the pumps. Our teams can clear it out from a small to a medium-sized factory in a day. When the pumps have drawn out everything they can, we switch to the extraction wands.

These devices are similar to the water-vac many residents have in their garages, but our devices are more powerful and can be adjusted depending on the surface and the amount of water on it. The wands are what we use to get under machinery and storage racks to remove as much water as possible. The extraction process usually takes a day or two.

As we clear the water, other team members are preparing to dry things out. Once the wands are in operation, we turn on the dehumidifiers to draw out moisture from the air inside the facility. Each machine we put in place can remove up to 25 gallons of water per day from the atmosphere.

Once we eliminate any remaining puddles of water, technicians set-up air movers to force warm, dry air across the surface of the floor and underneath machinery and other facility property. They work in conjunction with the exhaust fans, which we install at doors and windows to draw out the cooler, damp air and blow it outside.

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Much of our state is still recovering, and SERVPRO of Arlington knows that every business we help keep open speeds up the process. For more about what we can do for your business, call us today at (904) 721-2230. We are here to help.

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Safely Cleaning Up Flood Damage in Your Jacksonville Home

11/25/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Safely Cleaning Up Flood Damage in Your Jacksonville Home SERVPRO technicians are careful to keep our technicians and your family safe while restoring your home back to its pre-damage condition.

Safety is First Priority in Our Professional Flood Damage Cleanup Services

Water and flood damage can devastate your property in Jacksonville in a short amount of time. Heavy rains and storms can all result in severe damage and loss of possessions and property. If you have experienced such flooding in your home, you need to act fast to get the water cleaned up and damage repaired.

If water has invaded your Jacksonville home and you now have to deal with flood damage, it could be dangerous for you to attempt to clean it up yourself. Instead, leave a job like this to our professionals at SERVPRO. We have the training and equipment to be able to do the restoration of your home safely.

Structures which are storm-damaged could pose hazards. Floods can cause significant damage to your home. Long-term exposure to floodwater can weaken materials such as drywall and flooring, which creates a hazard for everyone. We look for structural hazards upon our arrival before we begin the water mitigation and restoration. In extreme cases, we may have an engineer inspect the building.

If gas is detected, we contact a local gas company or fire department right away and do not begin any work. If any water has entered from above, we check the ceiling cavities for trapped water. Drywall gets soft when wet, and ceilings could fall onto our SERVPRO workers during restoration. We drill weep holes to free any water trapped in the ceiling and are careful not to punch them in a row and perforate the ceiling.

Floors made of particleboard that have been exposed to water might not support the weight of people or machines. We examine your subflooring to figure out what it is made of and how stable it is.

Exposed nails, broken glass, splinters, or other sharp objects could be present in your flood-damaged home, so we also are careful where we step or pick up.

When all hazards are found, we can begin extracting the water from our truck-mounted pumps and restore your home.

SERVPRO of Arlington is careful when restoring a flood-damaged home to keep all of our workers and you and your family safe. Residents in the areas of St. Nicholas, Fort Caroline, or Jacksonville can rely on our team to do the job safely and thoroughly when you reach out to us at (904) 721-2230.

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Health Risks of Fire Damage in Fort Caroline

11/19/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Health Risks of Fire Damage in Fort Caroline Contacting SERVPRO right after the fire fighters leave is the most effective plan to contain the damage and plan out the restoration process.

SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Remediate Fire Damage to Minimize Any Possible Secondary Damages

Fire damage is the worst nightmare for any property owner. Apart from the damage to your property, a fire can also pose a threat to your health even after it has been put out. So, it is necessary to get your fire damaged property here in Fort Caroline professionally restored.
There are many health risks associated with fire damage that you should never neglect. Hiring a professional service to restore fire damage to your Fort Caroline property can save your property as well as your health.
Health risks of smoke and soot
Smoke and soot pose a threat to your health if not cleaned up properly. The small microscopic particles in the smoke and soot can lodge in your lungs causing you problems to breathe. If you have asthma, smoke and soot residue lingering in your home, that can worsen your situation significantly. Here at SERVPRO, we use state-of-the-art technology to remove these particles and minimize their harmful effects.
Mold after fire damage  
Another health risk of fire damage is the mold infestation. When water is used to fight the fire, the residual water can lead to a favorable environment for the mold to grow and thrive. Getting rid of all the water can be a difficult task, and you need the help of professionals to get this done. If you do not get rid of all the dampness, secondary damage due to mold is almost inevitable.
SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle fire damage situations in their entirety. Our team not only helps you to restore your property but also to limit the secondary water damage after an incidence of fire.
If you do not act promptly, fire can cause permeant damage to your home that can affect your health long after the disaster. Make sure that you act promptly and employ only professionals to deal with this unfortunate incident.
Call SERVPRO of Arlington today at (904) 721 2230 to talk to one of our experts. Our team of experts is always ready to help you deal with the restoration process with confidence.

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